Position: Staff Counsel
Deadline: November 30, 2007
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is a leading privacy and civil liberties organization, based in Washington, D.C., working to protect the public interest and to promote the Public Voice in decisions concerning the future of the Internet. EPIC pursues public interest litigation, conducts public education, testifies in Congress, organizes conferences, coordinates grassroots advocacy, and publishes books, reports, and an online newsletter. EPIC maintains several well-regarded web sites, such as privacy.org, thepublicvoice.org, and privacycoalition.org.
EPIC is seeking a smart, energetic, hard working, and creative individual to serve as full-time Staff Counsel in our Washington, D.C. offices. EPIC is committed to diversity in the workplace and an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample (5 to 7 pages), and three references by e-mail to jobs AT epic.org with the subject line: Staff Counsel Position.
Or by postal mail to:
Lillie Coney, Associate Director
RE: Staff Counsel Position
Electronic Privacy Information Center
1718 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20009
- A law degree and legal license in at least one jurisdiction
- Strong academic background, such as GPAs of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale and a law review position
- Knowledge of emerging issues concerning privacy, technology, consumer rights, civil liberties, civil rights, human rights, identity management, and government surveillance
- Excellent legal writing and advocacy skills
- Strong oral communication skills
- Ability to produce quality work product in short time frames
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Dedication to protecting the public interest in privacy, civil liberties, civil rights, and consumer issues
- Research and gain experience and authority in consumer protection, database security, identity management and other electronic privacy issues
- Research, prepare, and edit legal briefs, memos, and analytical reports on such issues in a variety of forms including: agency comments, Congressional testimony, agency complaints, newsletter articles, books, and Web pages
- Submit and manage projects related to the Freedom of Information Act as part of EPIC's Open Government Project
- Engage and educate journalists, legislators, students, and the general public on electronic privacy issues through public speaking engagements and on-air interviews
- Work in harmony with staff and clerks
- Work independently and as part of a team to complete assignments within deadlines
- Contribute to and manage other tasks as assigned that support EPIC's mission to educate and inform the public, policymakers, academics, and the media on privacy, civil liberty, civil rights, human rights, and consumer protection issues
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience and skills and begins at $40,000. EPIC also offers an excellent benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance.
Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2007.
October 30, 2007
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